Sunday, February 27, 2011

Free Square in a Square Quilt Pattern

This is the block I'm using for this year's block exchange at Ruth's. It's very simple and gives a 3-D effect when many blocks are put together. I'm planning on a bed size quilt. You can find a free pattern on my new Free Pattern page or click here.

Now it's time to finish some chicken soup I started this morning, make a sweet potato casserole for tomorrow's block exchange potluck and make some tasty, healthy snacks for watching tonight's Oscars.

Till next time......happy quilting.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

New look for the blog

I've been fiddling with my blog all day today. I wanted to add a page for free patterns where you could see the picture of the quilt or block. So far it's turning out pretty good. I had to get a new hard drive and four times more memory first. Now the computer is purring along and I can make these blog changes. Click on the tab above to check out my new page.

I'm also watching the Maltese Falcon and Bogart is sending Mary Astor to the gallows, so time to sign off and make Jambalya.

Till next time.....Happy Quilting

Friday, February 18, 2011

Esther's Blog: Applique by Freezer Paper

Esther's Blog: Applique by Freezer Paper

Check out Esther's Blog for a neat tutorial (scroll down to the little video).

Till next time....Happy Quilting.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

After a blizzard of hyperbole (from the TV news) and 10 hours of snowfall, here's a view of my house. You can see the specks of snow still falling. MSU called off classes yesterday and the MSU Museum closed, too, so a day off for me. I had an appointment for a check up at 9:15am and canceled since the neighborhood isn't plowed. As Tom pointed out, no sense getting into an accident on the way to the doctor (Well Doc, I was fine until about 15 minutes ago when I crashed into the snowbank).

I found another use for my quilting ruler. I went out at about 9am to take these photos and took the snow measurement with one of my rulers. So far 12.5 inches with maybe 4 more to come on my front lawn.

Tom made pancakes for lunch since LCC is closed too.

Last night I stopped for groceries on the way home. Meijer was packed. I haven't seen this many MSU students buying liquor and snacks since the blizzard of 1978. I heard a student on his cell phone making plans to go to a snowball fight with over 2000 in attendance.

So I think I'll work on Katy's chair cushions and mend Colleen's blue jeans today while watching soap operas and Bette Davis in "The Little Foxes."

If we get lots more snow I'll probably re-measure the front lawn.

Till next time.....Happy Quilting.